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Tailgators Sports Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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450 1st Ave "Hayden Fry Way", Coralville, IA 52241
+1 319-356-6914
14:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 02:00
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iowa city, ia
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315 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visited yesterday, arriving just after 1pm. It was dead when we got there, but it filled up quickly as people were arriving to watch football at 2pm. When we walked in we were greeted right away by the bartender, and shortly after we seated ourselves near the bar, our waitress arrived. She was a joy to... More 

Thank iowacityia
Cedar Rapids, IA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Ok, so I titled almost hate to rate cause I love it here. I don't want it to be super crowded lol. Sorry tailgaters. I didn't rate 5 for purely selfish reasons ;). I need forgiveness. Lol. Ok, shuffle board, pool, weds karaoke, weekend buzz... This place has been a great hang. Not a dive bar, yet total down home... More 

Thank Shannon L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I was pleasantly surprised the drinks were ice cold and the bartender and waitress was very accommodating the bar had great drink specials

Thank Shellie A
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I usually hit this place up for a cocktail and/or lunch when in the area. I like to play trivia and watch a game, maybe shoot pool. Good sandwhiches. Place looks a bit aged, but always clean. Never had a bad bartender here.

Thank Kristikae P
Largo, Florida
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

My boyfriend and I met friends and family here for a little reunion one day. Management was awesome in accommodating our group and the food and drinks were excellent! Can't wait to go back for a tailgating party after a Hawkeye game some day!

Thank Julie B
Bettendorf, Iowa
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Bellied up to the bar Saturday afternoon. Nice attentive bartenders. Good TV (Iowa Game) to watch. Lots of pool tables in other room. Wife paid the bill so don't know the prices. Good bar in the area we were staying. Will be back.

Thank QCbulldog
Iowa City
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Charlie retired 2+ yrs ago, but she still pops in for a drink. New owners, same crowd & menu. Trivia night is fun. Had my Retirement party there, but don't remember much. Everyone brought me shots.

Thank Doc1950
Cary, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We came here with a group of 12 after a football game for some eats and game watching. Great service and delicious food!

Thank katkad
West Branch, Iowa, United States
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184 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We were curious about Tailgators after seeing a writeup in a local restaurant magazine, so we went after church one Sunday. Since it's a sports bar, pretty casual, we were a bit over-dressed, but didn't feel out of place and got great service and very good food. I had a delicious reuben sandwich and my partner had a good burger.... More 

Thank Glenda1947
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235 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Picked this one based on reviews and location. We weren't really hungry after a long trip to get here from Connecticut but knew we had to eat. Walked in and thought...oh no! But was surprised. Great service. Excel lament salad - fresh veggies, great variety, tastes dressing. We had a pizza as the server said it was what the were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 1st Ave "Hayden Fry Way", Coralville, IA 52241
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-356-6914
Great Sports Bar located by many hotels and close to campus. 19 HD TV's, 4 pool tables, extensive menu with great food including 12 different kinds of burgers, an amazing tenderloin, boneless and bone in meaty wings and tons of other stuff too. We hand patty our fresh burgers and make a lot of things from scratch. It is a must stop when you are in the area!!!

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